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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1877-A - AMENDING PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1877
BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 59, S. 1986, AS AMENDED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO.
191, S. 1987)
WHEREAS, by virtue of Proclamation No. 2045, as amended by Proclamation No. 2045-A, the privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus remains suspended in the two autonomous regions of Mindanao and in all other places with respect to —
"persons at present detained as well as others who may hereafter be similarly detained for the crimes of insurrection or rebellion, subversion, conspiracy or proposal to commit such crimes, sedition, conspiracy to commit sedition, inciting to sedition, and for all other crimes and offenses committed by them in furtherance or on the occasion thereof, or incident thereto; or in connection therewith, such as but not limited to offenses involving economic sabotage, illegal assemblies, illegal associations, tumults and other disturbances of public orders, unlawful use of means of publication and unlawful utterances, and alarms and scandals, or with respect to any person whose arrest or detention is, in the judgment of the President required by public safety as a means to repel or quell the existing rebellion in the country."
WHEREAS, Presidential Decree No. 1877 effectuates and implements Proclamation No. 2045;
WHEREAS, it thus becomes necessary to amend Presidential Decree No. 1877 in view of the amendment introduced by Proclamation No. 2045-A.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby decree:
"The President may also issue a preventive detention action against any person or persons whose arrest and detention is, in his judgment, required by public safety as a means to repel or quell the existing rebellion in the country."
Done in the City of Manila, Philippines, this 23rd day of July in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and eighty-three.
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